“Wolf Moon”: The Spanish Civil War and resistance as literary inspiration
Instituto Cervantes presents a talk by author Julio Llamazares on the creation of his book, “Wolf Moon”. Llamazares will be in conversation with Dr. Gareth Wood from UCL on the Spanish Civil war and resistance as literary inspiration.
Julio Llamazares is a renowned poet, novelist, essayist and Spanish journalist. Luna de Lobos (1985) was his first novel, in which he recounts the lives of four Republican fugitives who have taken refuge from the implacable persecution of the troops of Franco in the remote Cantabrian Mountains. The book is a poetic testament of courage and resistance against the oppressor and was the first novel to break the so-called “Pact of Forgetting” that accompanied the political transition from the dictatorship to the constitutional regime after Franco’s death in 1975.
Dr. Gareth Wood studied Modern Languages (Spanish & Portuguese) at St Peter’s College, Oxford, where he also gained a Master of Studies in European Languages (Spanish). He received the Reina Sofía Research Fellowship from Exeter College (Oxford) and he is a lecturer at University College London since 2008. His research work is in the Spanish literary creation of the 19th and 20th centuries with a special interest in Historical Memory in Spain and in the work of Javier Marías.
With the collaboration of Peter Owen Publishers